Was Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Now, the title belongs to Tim Burton and his adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
As of this morning, Alice surpassed the Hobbits by 3 million dollars, reaching an astounding $928.9 million at the box-office worldwide.
And it's all thanks to Johnny Depp. (And the surge of IMAX theaters and 3D movies, no doubt.)